tearful


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tear·ful

 (tîr′fəl)
adj.
1. Filled with or accompanied by tears: tearful eyes; a tearful farewell.
2. So piteous as to excite tears: a tearful melodrama.

tear′ful·ly adv.
tear′ful·ness n.

tearful

(ˈtɪəfʊl)
adj
1. about to cry
2. accompanying or indicative of weeping: a tearful expression.
3. tending to produce tears; sad
ˈtearfully adv
ˈtearfulness n

tear•ful

(ˈtɪər fəl)

adj.
1. full of tears; weeping.
2. causing tears: a tearful story.
[1580–90]
tear′ful•ly, adv.
tear′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
dry-eyed, tearless - free from tears
2.tearful - showing sorrowtearful - showing sorrow      
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

tearful

adjective
1. weeping, crying, sobbing, in tears, whimpering, blubbering, weepy (informal), lachrymose She was tearful when asked to talk about it.

tearful

adjective
Filled with or shedding tears:
Idiom: in tears.
Translations
باكٍ، دامِعمُغَطّى بالدُّموع
plačtivýuplakanýuslzený
tårevædet
kyyneleinen
könnyeskönnyezõszomorú
tárvoturtárvotur; grátklökkur
plačlivýuplakaný
göz yaşı doluyaşlı

tearful

[ˈtɪəfʊl] ADJ [eyes, voice] → lloroso; [farewell, reunion] → emotivo
she was surrounded by tearful childrenestaba rodeada de niños que lloraban
she felt a bit tearfulse le saltaron las lágrimas
to become or get tearfulponerse a llorar

tearful

[ˈtɪərfʊl] adjéploré(e)
His tearful family came to pay their last respects → Sa famille éplorée est venue rendre les derniers hommages.
to be tearful (= weeping) → être en pleurs (= inclined to weep) → au bord des larmes
to become tearful → fondre en larmes

tearful

adj looktränenfeucht; facetränenüberströmt; farewell, reuniontränenreich; he looked at her with tearful eyeser sah sie mit Tränen in den Augen an; to become tearfulzu weinen anfangen; she is a tearful personihr kommen leicht die Tränen; there were a few tearful momentses gab ein paar tränenvolle Augenblicke; …, she said in a tearful voice…, sagte sie unter Tränen

tearful

[ˈtɪəfʊl] adj (face) → coperto/a di lacrime; (voice) → piangente; (person) → in lacrime
she looked a bit tearful → sembrava che stesse per piangere

tear1

(tiə) noun
a drop of liquid coming from the eye, as a result of emotion (especially sadness) or because something (eg smoke) has irritated it. tears of joy/laughter/rage.
ˈtearful adjective
1. inclined to cry or weep; with much crying or weeping. She was very tearful; a tearful farewell.
2. covered with tears. tearful faces.
ˈtearfully adverb
ˈtearfulness noun
tear gas
a kind of gas causing blinding tears, used against eg rioters.
ˈtear-stained adjective
marked with tears. a tear-stained face.
in tears
crying or weeping. She was in tears over the broken doll.

tearful

a. lagrimoso-a.

tearful

adj llorando, que está llorando
References in classic literature ?
After the second act I left Lena in tearful contemplation of the ceiling, and went out into the lobby to smoke.
Dimmesdale turned to the dignified and venerable rulers; to the holy ministers, who were his brethren; to the people, whose great heart was thoroughly appalled yet overflowing with tearful sympathy, as knowing that some deep life-matter -- which, if full of sin, was full of anguish and repentance likewise -- was now to be laid open to them.
His speech leaves them all so tearful that one of the guests, Jokubas Szedvilas, who keeps a delicatessen store on Halsted Street, and is fat and hearty, is moved to rise and say that things may not be as bad as that, and then to go on and make a little speech of his own, in which he showers congratulations and prophecies of happiness upon the bride and groom, proceeding to particulars which greatly delight the young men, but which cause Ona to blush more furiously than ever.
And so we went gadding along, dropping in here and there, pricing things, and gossiping with the shop- keepers about the riot, and now and then running across pathetic reminders of it, in the persons of shunned and tearful and houseless remnants of families whose homes had been taken from them and their parents butchered or hanged.
It always sounded beautiful in her ears, as she sent her tearful little treble into the clear morning air.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
He was a tearful boy, and broke into such deplorable lamentations, when a cessation of our connexion was hinted at, that we were obliged to keep him.
He said with a tearful smile that it was a singular thing to think of now, and I said so too.
O tearful Guadiana, and ye O hapless daughters of Ruidera who show in your waves the tears that flowed from your beauteous eyes
There, over an almost tearful glass, they debated their position.
de Treville knew nothing, except that the last time he had seen the cardinal, the king, and the queen, the cardinal looked very thoughtful, the king uneasy, and the redness of the queen's eyes donated that she had been sleepless or tearful.
The young girl raised her tearful eyes towards Monte Cristo as she said with touching earnestness, "Whether we return to the East, you mean to say, my lord, do you not?